Climate Smart Agriculture

Online, 16 Jul 2014. Ahead of the Climate Summit of the UN Secretary General in September, governments of developing and developed countries, small and large CSOs, farmers’ organisations, multilateral organisations, international institutions as well as other potential partners met to engage in the further development of the Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture. The meeting was organised by the Interim Secretariat of ACSA and hosted by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Netherlands and supported by the group of friends of the Interim Secretariat which is coordinated by David Navarro, UN Special Representative for Food Security and Nutrition.

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Online, 4 Jul 2014. A study of the dairy sector in six East African countries was followed by a dairy expert consultation in Uganda in April 2014. The objective of the initiative was to explore possibilities to improve coordination among development agencies, investors and other value chain stakeholders and governments, and for creating synergy within and between the different countries. This report describes outcomes of both study and consultation and is intended to serve as a reference document for all stakeholders.


Online, 1 Jul 2014. Agriculture and rural development (ARD) need to be ready to scale up risk mitigation and resilience against climate change impacts. Climate-smart agriculture (CSA) has been implemented for quite a while now and a wealth of experiences has been accumulated to be made available. However, internationally CSA has not been well positioned - both in political and institutional terms. Currently, the international community, governments and civil society generate new momentum to enhance and coordinate the engagement of all actors in support of CSA. Developing countries strive to find common positions in the international climate change dialogues of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (FCCC) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF). On the other hand, integrating climate risk reduction measures into ARD and mainstreaming climate-smart agriculture into wider national and regional ARD programmes remains a great challenge.

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Bonn, 25 Jun 2014. By their very nature food-related issues are interconnected – which however doesn't necessarily have to imply negative effects. Specific strategies can be employed to create synergy amongst the issues themselves. In the area of concern at the Trade and Climate Change Day, the question arose how the interaction of trade, climate change issues and food security with their multiple problems could be triggered to have positive results. 

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Bonn, 10 Jun 2014. The working group for food and nutrition security is a collaborative effort of two German ministries: the Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), involving CSOs and the German research community as well as GIZ, KfW and other institutions such as the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Berlin.

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